“When Black women try to establish themselves within the white world, there’s a cruel irony they often have to face. It’s okay if white people make use of Black English to spice up their phrases and seem “cool,” but if Black women want to be respected and taken seriously, they need to adhere carefully to Standard English in “white” settings. Although psycholinguists have established that Black English is a respectable and viable dialect, numerous women say that they are routinely diminished, discounted, or distrusted simply because of what they say and how they say it.”—Charisse Jones and Kumea Shorter-Gooden, Shifting (via ellesugars)
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“Isn’t it strange? There are so many people out there who secretly love someone. And there are so many people out there who have no idea that someone secretly loves them.”—Letters to Crushes #513739 (via safeslut)